Katrin Schumann asks, what happens when, after a long time writing and editing, you once again find yourself at the beginning of an entirely new project?
Some of you have been writing for a long time, and you likely have a manuscript or two going already. You may be astonished by how long it's taking to get your writing to where you want it to be—and perhaps you're learning about the utterly transformative power of deep editing.
Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak with three authors who’ve recently had new novels released. You can read the full interviews with Jenna Blum, Julia Fine, and Rebecca Makkai on our site, but we thought it would be fun for us to share what edits they took on before publishing their latest work.
Jenna Blum, best-selling author and Grub Instructor
Jamel Brinkley's debut collection, A Lucky Man, has garnered great praise from all corners of the literary community. According to Publishers Weekly, “the nine stories in Brinkley’s promising debut address persistent issues of race, class, and masculinity across three decades of New York City’s history.”
Asking for endorsements from established writers for your upcoming book can be a cringe-worthy endeavor. Katrin Schumann looks at how to do it right.
Does it influence you when a writer you admire endorses a book you're considering buying? For most readers, seeing killer blurbs from known names can make the difference.
Inspired by Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery's essay Bad Literary Citizen: When Is It Ok to Protect Your Head Space? Grub’s Editorial Intern Sarah Sturman scours the literary internet to find articles, essays, and other resources that engage in the debate surrounding literary citizenship—how and when to give back, today’s citizenship classism, and why it’s okay to focus on your own work.
In his GrubWrites post on literary citizenship, Grub Instructor Jonathan Escoffery poses a good question, one that many people seem to struggle with: when is it okay to refrain from acts of literary citizenship in order …